Kanwar Singh

Chair, Managing Director and Private Wealth Manager with Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group

Jason Scott

Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer of Encourage Capital

Robert Ashcraft

Executive Director and Saguaro Professor of Civic Enterprise, Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University

Chanda Smith Baker

Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Minneapolis Foundation

Christopher Besendorfer

Vice President and General Manager for U.S. Customer Experience and Global Online Services, American Express

Angela Dorn

Chief Operating Officer, Achieving the Dream

Leif Elsmo

Executive Director of Community and External Affairs, University of Chicago Medical Center

Bill Graustein

Trustee, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Dorothy Stoneman

Founder and Former CEO, YouthBuild USA

Shefon Taylor

Deputy Director, City of Wilmington Office of Arts, Culture and Public Affairs

Jaime Ernesto Uzeta

Vice President of Innovation, BUILD

Lisa Woodruff-White

Chief Judge of East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court, Division B


This council supports Public Allies by advising the CEO and National Board of Directors, links Public Allies alumni to high-leverage opportunities, serve as alumni mentors, provide strategic feedback and guidance on what is happening in the National Service space, and support the mobilization of the Public Allies community around key policy actions aligned with the mission of Public Allies.

David Eisner

Chief Executive Officer at Repair the World

Christa Robinson

Senior Vice President, CBS News


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